From Publishers Weekly
This British import, a survey of influential children's books (part of the 1001 series and edited by the Guardian
's children's books editor), offers a comprehensive and diverse compendium of more than a century's worth of essential reads. The compact and encyclopedia-thick format is divided into five age ranges. A review of each book is accompanied by original publication information (readers will have to research current availability, especially as some titles differ in the U.S. market) and themes, with cover and interior art interspersed throughout. Favorites like Bridge to Terabithia
will satisfy traditionalists, while crossover books like Italo Calvino's The Baron in the Trees
and international selections (for example, Swedish author Pernilla Stalfelt's The Death Book
) will broaden the canon. An asset for all those who've caught—or never lost—the bug. (Nov.)
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This latest addition to the acclaimed 1001 series is a guide to the best classic and contemporary children’s literature.
"A survey of influential children's books... An asset for all those who’ve caught—or never lost—the bug." ~Publisher's Weekly
“This 960-page, full-color hardcover is an excellent resource for parents, teachers and librarians, but it also includes just about every title I worshiped when I was younger –
and hundreds I still need to read.” ~USAToday.com
“This stimulating guide — international in scope — includes many books you’ll be grateful to discover or revisit and many more that have been all but forgotten.” ~New York Times Book Review
"Finally, there is a reference book to end all reference books... This fat 960-page tome contains hundreds of the best chosen by great children's authors and critics... Organized by age and brilliantly illustrated, it also pops in all kinds of marvelous lists -- Silly Books, Great Collections of Fables, Recommended Books about Horses, More Great books about Granddads, Great War Books, Time-travel Tales and so on..." ~The Huffington Post